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, everybody. cable satellite corp. 2013] national captioning institute] >> later in the day, president obama laid a wreath at john f. kennedy's grave in arlington national cemetery. he was accompanied by first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton and hillary clinton. the 50th anniversary of jfk's assassination is friday. ♪ [taps playing] >> president obama spoke about president kennedy's legacy wednesday evening and a dinner honoring the middle of freedom recipients. >> he was introduced by president kennedy's grandson, the son of car line kennedy. his is 15 minutes. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank president obama and mrs. obama for inviting me here tonight. and for all of you for being here with us. i want to thank my family members who came. it would have been my great uncle robert kennedy's birthday today. and while we are on the subject of birthdays, you are all invited to my 21st. in february 1960 three, my grandfather, president john f. kennedy, formally established the annual presentation of the presidential medal of freedom. honoring p
book "bullies" you write president obama was elected at least in part because he was black. it was a positive many americans believe that if they needed to elect the first black president to move beyond issues of race once and for all. instead they got a champion bully masquerading as a racial unifier. what do you mean? >> guest: president obama came into office on this great wave of american approval but said he's going to unify the country along racial lines. instead what happened is that the president has really suggested in the multiple ways he's not only the continuation of american racism, but that is one of the most serious problems still facing the country. we see it manifest in everything from the george zimmerman trial to focus on voter id card to paint voter id as a racist thing and caution voter fraud. the question on the motivation of the american people at least his opponents is something president obama likes to do on a frequent basis and it pays tremendous dividends and the only sector of the racial population that showed up in larger numbers than the previo
bipartisan. he breaks with obama after sandy. that may be a problem with conservatives later. i think he is someone you can envision as a leader and i think he will win by a wide margin. >> john, when you look at what is happening in new jersey, barbara buono, how bad was her campaign? how many were her mistakes and was it just christie's moment? >> i am a resident of new jersey as well. i don't think there was a democratic candidate that attracted media attention. barbara buono was a decent legislator, but almost everyone was recommending christie. i think it became an exercise for the democrats -- if we're going to win, we're going to throw all our efforts into virginia. that is why ken cucinnelli is being outspent 10 to one. i agree with kellyanne very much. the number for new jersey to watch is 40, not just for hispanics, but asian voters. look at middle fax county, new jersey. they have the two largest towns, both over 100,000 people, are both 1/5 asians. i believe that if kristi can crack 40 among asians and hispanics that will give him a lot too, what josh said, calling cards that
president obama marks veterans day at the tom of the unknowns. and our series of first >> president obama marked veterans day a wreath at the tomb of the unknown in arlington national cemetery. mr. obama spoke about ending the war in afghanistan. paid honor to richard overton. this is just under an hour. [bells] ♪ [national anthem] ♪ ♪ [taps] ♪ america the beautiful ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen,please welcome major general jeffrey buchanan, commanding general, united states army. [applause] mr. patrick hallinan, national cemeteries director. [applause] mr. harold fritz, national president for the congressional medal honor society for the united states of america. [applause] and the honorable eric k. shinseki, secretary of veterans affairs. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. [applause] ♪ [ hail to the chief ] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing, please place your hand over your heart, or render the salute. ♪ ♪ please remain standing for the prayer for all veterans. delivered by the department of chaplainaffairs service.
-american, black beple, in our country will crazy surprised when obama comes out with a turban on his head. i believe that this man is not black. >> you believe he is not black? i guess we will not find out. thanks for your calls. next i will tell you about tomorrow morning on washington journal. we start the day with a look at the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president john f. kennedy in dallas. we start the day with david hawking's on the washington journal talking about how the white house prepared for kennedy's the funeral. richard rees will talk about the legacy of john kennedy 50 years after his death. and a family-friendly harvey oswald, the assassin, will be our guest tomorrow on "washington journal." the we take you to beginning of the debate on the senate floor over the change in senate old buster rules. -- senate filibuster rules. >> the american people believe that the senate is broken. i believe the american people are right. the united states has wasted unprecedented amount of time. as a result, the work of this country goes undone. congress should be passing legisla
and the obama administration has already made major concessions for getting in except the bull but permanent arrangement, in my view. this is a flawed agreement that risks reducing pressure on iran in the next six months in return reneged upon issues. billion to $7 billion over the next six months. the danger is that easing sanctions as part of an interim deal and it will diminish the pressure of undermining the leverage and reduce the ability to get a better deal at the end. they are not required to comply with the u.n. council resolutions that called for a halt in uranium enrichment and them to continue bad behavior. that russia has been contracted to fuel the facility at least for the next 10 years. interimproblem is the deal which creates a six-month window for further figures she nation may hinder the ability to reach a good final deal. there may never be a final deal. up -- iran mayg string this up and engage in tactics to force the eager obama administration to enter into accords with corresponding sanctions relief. we have seen how temporary these congeal into permanent solutions in
a bullet, just barely, not because of the obama administration's efforts, i'm sorry to say, and not because of the efforts of the united kingdom, i'm sorry to say. but because of the french. and we have them to thank. the talks, and i quote, unexpectedly fell apart at the last minute when the french foreign minister publicly objected to what he called a sucker's deal, meaning that the united states was prepared to begin lifting sanctions on iran in exchange for tentative iranian promises that they would slow their multiple nuclear programs. now this is very important that i read this, mr. speaker. because brett stevens goes on to say in his article, not stop their nuclear program, not suspend their nuclear program, mind you. much less dismantle them. but merely reduce their pace. from troun jog. when they're on mile 23 of their nuclear marathon. he said it says a rot about the administration that they so wanted a deal that they would have been prepared to make one. and what this deal would have meant, quite simply, mr. speaker is that we would have seen an iran with a nuclear bomb very soon
's agenda runs through the -- president obama's agenda runs through the d.c. circuit. you can't get what you want through the congress because the american people in november, 2010, said they had had enough. they issued a national restraining order after watching two years of this administration unrestrained, so now it runs through the bureaucracy and the d.c. circuit. as i said, in short, unlike the first two years of the obama administration, there is now a legislative check on the president and the administration doesn't much like checks and balances. so it wants to circumvent the people's representatives with an aggressive regulatory agenda, and our democratic colleagues want to facilitate that by filling up a court that will rule on his agenda, a court that doesn't even have enough work to do, especially if it means changing the subject from obamacare for a few days. and get this -- they think they can change the rules of the senate in a way that benefits only them. they want to do it in such a way that president obama's agenda gets enacted but that a future republican agenda couldn't g
. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> president obama will pardon the turkey tomorrow morning at the white house live at c-span on 1:00 p.m. eastern. >> this is the rose garden and a very special place in particular because mrs. nexen was instrumental for designing. she had an affinity for roses. she was instrumental in opening up the white house for garden tours in the spring, a tradition that continues to this day. this was developed in 1972 by a .rench designer it is the only rows that will continually grow what the white rose.-- it is the only there were only steps away from the 1910 farmhouse. story on theeat epitaph that she chose herself. she wanted to meet the people effected.ffect did -- one of the reporter said to you, what good will any of this do if the people you're speaking to cannot understand what you are saying? peopled, even when cannot understand your language, they can see what is in your heart. see it saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and the series continues at firstay as we look lady betty ford. >> the heritage foundation hosted a panel discussion cr
, following up on that point, two forces right now, president obama, senator cruz. how to they shape the 2014 races, senate democrats, senate republicans, republican candidates? >> let me talk about obamacare, just to follow up on what everyone has been saying. i agree with john if there's one finding from political science that rings true, it is voters are myopic. voters move on from big issues that we in washington think are catastrophic -- we think are world changing and a week late it's off the agenda. look at the government shutdown as an example of how quickly that is just in the rearview mirror. o how will obamacare figure in 2014? none of us have any idea. right now it's a technical problem, if they fix the website and people are signed up by january, it may not be an issue. >> no, it's a structural problem. >> let me finish. we have statewide elections, in virginia, they're deciding the fate of obamacare in virginia. >> medicaid expansion. >> that's the big state issue. so if you think of obamacare's impact in virginia, it's -- the pro-obamacare argument is carrying the day. in new j
new sanctions and tougher sanctions that the obama administration is warning could derail the whole talks. the plan from republicans was to push them on the bill. on friday, leadership aides were suggesting there would not be time to finish the defense bill and have a vote on the sanctions. david bidder who held up the bill on last week over his obamacare mms says reid was trying to turn him into a scapegoat in saying there would not be enough time. >> another issue is sexual assault in the military. who is leading the effort, and how is it expected to be handled during the debate. a very vocal issue. democrats on both sides that are leading the charge. kristin angela brandt is leading a proposal that would push the issue of prosecuting cases outside the chain of command. the measure has ordered a seven senators, including ted cruz and rand paul, as well as most women's democrat in the senate. it is opposed by senate mccaskill and leaders of the senate armed services committee. it is really one of those debates that is not falling along party lines. what are the other issues that co
-paid court -- well. fastesident obama is approaching his sixth year of presidency. bush, ando president a fierce critic in regards of --in afghanistan. >> you're going to be sorry. >> let me take it back. yourwould like to ask you, decision to invade iraq, millions of americans and iraqis , aramaic reason given publicly has ruined -- turned out not to be true. why did you really want to go to war? from the moment you stepped into house,h -- the white what was your real reason? it did not have living to do with oil, or anything else? with respect to your question, i do not want war. to assume that i wanted war, is flat wrong, helen, in all due respect. hold on a second. excuse me. no president wants war. everything you may have heard is that, but it is simply not true. defense of about the this country changed on september the 11th. vowede got attacked, i then and there to use every asset at my disposal to protect the market people -- the american people. started with a little bit of levity, went very serious, and then stern and angry. >> she had been talking to him about calling on her
when the gets underway which should be soon. hours afterening 24 president obama was and governor perry apostate speaking in dallas talking about -- governor perry's state in dallas talking about the obamacare law. tonight'sreview of speech and some comments on the appearance yesterday. president obama was fundraising in dallas yesterday. rick fund-raising and i with this evening. washington bureau chief for "dallas morning news" joins us by phone. texas is one of the chief sources of resistance to the healthcare law. what did the president accomplish in his visit yesterday? >> the primary goal seemed to be fund-raising and he raised a large sum and we don't know the exact amount for the democratic senatorial campaign committee which will go to states other than taxes because texas democrats are not very competitive. up for reelection but the democrats don't seem to be making a run at him. i was clearly a top goal. far as pitching obamacare, it does make sense for him in a lot of ways to go to a place like are a high there number of uninsured americans, a high percentage of texans, roug
, on january 15, 2009, in order to get obamacare passed, president obama promised america, quote, if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will be able to take it away no matter what, end quote. on june 28, 2012, in order to get re-election votes, president obama promised, quotes, if you are more than the 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. this law will only make it more secure and more affordable, end quote. president obama's recent apology for its deception has not stopped cancellation of millions, millions of american health insurance plans nor slowed the obamacare costs skyrocketing health insurance costs. obamacare forces to on the one hand, pay higher obamacare health insurance costs and cut money for food, shelter and clothing or go without health insurance and pay tax penalties while risk health care bankruptcy. max baucus, the senate sponsor of obamacare, warned us earlier this year that obamacare was a train wreck waiting to happen. well, the verdict is in. obamacare is
with the bush administration, began slowly with the obama administration, but it did become a central part of the administration's policy from year one or you're too, i would say, of the obama administration. you can argue about whether it was as vigorous as it might have been, but that was something that was a very clear asked by the u.k. of the u.s. to adopt a different approach to that. i think we got there in the end. the arms trade treaty you mentioned. we hads something where initially quite a negative reaction, but where, not just british lobbying about lobbying by others, as well, brought united states around the position which was adopted under the president. on climate change, i think you aed to look at this through complicated prison. under the bush administration. there was no way through in terms of getting our objectives met at the federal level. we had to concentrate on a very different strategy of trying to and agreement at the local and state level in the united states. we had some success in that, which is continuing in my time at the end of the bush administration and th
-- the health care sector. president obama said he did not know any of this stuff was going to happen. he said that he had no idea that these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we knew all of this was happening at the time. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. either they were being dishonest or they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. i think the left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the obamacare spectacle is th
captioning institute] >> president obama spoke about president kennedy's legacy wednesday evening and a dinner honoring the middle of freedom recipients. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank president obama and mrs. obama for inviting me here tonight. and for all of you for being here with us. i want to thank my family members who came. it would have been my great uncle robert kennedy's birthday today. and while we are on the subject of birthdays, you are all invited to my 21st. 1960 three, my grandfather, president john f. kennedy, formally established the annual presentation of the presidential medal of freedom. madeing persons "who have exceptionally meritorious contributions to the security and national interests of the united states, to world peace, crotch role, or other significant doublet or private endeavors." my grandfather, a veteran of world war ii, a u.s. congressman and senator and president, use the avenue of public service to make his kind basins to this country, this planet, and all men. he recognized his path was but one of many and that s
difficult questions are postponed until the final stage of the negotiations and the obama administration already has made major concessions that will reduce the prospect for getting an acceptable and permanent arrangement. the deal is a flawed agreement to risk reducing the sanctions, pressure on iran over the next six months in return for the easily reversible pledges some of which air on has already given but has reneged on. it requires them to curb some but not all of its activities in return for what the administration estimates is about six to $7 billion of sanctions relief over the next six months. the danger is easing the sanctions as a part of an interim deal will diminish the pressure on iran, underlined the u.s. leverage and reduce the chance of getting a good agreement at the end. significantly, iran is not required to comply with the un security council resolutions that called for the halt in the uranium enrichment and that essentially rewards iran for bad behavior. instead, air on this continuing the fight present levels for its nuclear power reactor despite the fact that ru
book, "what jefferson read, ike watched and obama tweeted: 200 years of popular culture this the white house." with a title like that, you might expect that the book is a parade of ton and entertaining stories about presidents' idiosyncratic tastes in reading, theater, music, sports, movies, tv, or maybe it's more than that, maybe it's a study of decline -- [laughter] from adams and jefferson reading cicero in latin and the current bestseller over from the u.k., "the wealth of nations" to president obama tweeting about his favorite dessert or newest pop song. well, there's a little of both of that, both of those things in this wonderful book, but it is a very serious, it is a very serious work. our presidents since andrew jack son have been popular figures. their popularity has been the most important source of tear political power. -- of their political power. they're the only national popularly-elected politician, official at any given time in america, and their relationship to popular culture has been deep, and it has changed in fundamental ways over the decades and centuries. and t
, but it's mainly after the obama administration to make the case to congress that has to agree in large measure. a similar case pertains in iraq. whether the great can be removed as the bogeyman is a pertinent question. we'll see. we'll see and i'm one of those who believe that not only our dreams possible, but i think that our president and the leaders of our country are wise enough and experienced enough to seize the opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, ambassador miller. our next speaker to answer the question, dr. patrick clawson. from the washington institute. [applause] >> ambassador -- i hope is quite correct. but what i thought i would do is discuss a different topic. and that is some of the barriers that may remain to a close working relationship between the iranian and american governments in the event that there is a nuclear agreement. and it's useful for us to recall that there are a wide range of other issues on which the two governments differ. and to take one very obvious example, the united states government has now for 30 years listed the arabian g
. since the auto rescue and the aggressive trade enforcement from president obama, he's been more aggressive on trade enforcement through the commerce department and through the international trading commission than any -- international trade commission than any of his predecessors in either party. but since 2010 we've seen a beginning of growth coming back in manufacturing. not nearly making up anything close to the five million jobs lost or the 60,000 plants closed but the importance of manufacturing and not just because it's in my state and my state is number three in the country in production, in manufacturing, only texas twice our population and california, three times our population, make more than we do. but the importance of manufacturing is the multiplier effect more than any other industry in our country. manufacturing for every dollar spent in manufacturing, $1.48 is spent in the economy. the wind turbine supply chain or the chemical supply chain or anything we manufacturing in this country. now, the -- but what's holding us back is this, we never consciously follow thi
obama departs the white house shortly, heading to cleveland. he will be speaking about the economy. visiting a steel manufacturing company in cleveland. then off to philadelphia for some fundraising, democratic fundraising. francis is in philadelphia on our republican line. what do you think about what the president said? >> caller: i'm curious about the reporting, using the words, the president will allow." the president can't allow anything. he is not a dictator, and the insurance commissioners and the insurance companies still have a lot to say about this, and it's obvious what this is. it's an attempt to placate the people who have lost their insurance until the 2014 election, and that question was not asked. that's my thoughts. >> we'll show you the news conference later in our program schedule. here's "the wall street journal" wawrnl headline. i. i white house to allow insurers to continue cancelled health plans, and they write that president obama said it to that insurers will be able to continue health insurance coverage next year for current policyholders that otherwise wo
, president obama weighs in on the filibuster rule. we spoke with a reporter for some background. >> joining us from capitol hill, errett from politico. what brought here he read to this point where he felt he needed to change the filibuster rule? tell you it is unprecedented obstruction by the republicans specifically with the important d c court of appeals nominations. there were three blocked in thee weeks to argue that workload does not justify the confirmation that senator reed and his democratic caucus decided that republicans were just trying to keep obama from the filling of constitutional duties. >> this [floodgates. from this point on, will senator reed be able to bring those nominees in for a quick vote, for example? the would not say quick but 60 vote threshold has been eliminated and as soon as they change the rules they brought up a nominee and they got over the procedural hurdle with only 55 votes. they used the power very quickly. however, there are still very arcane procedural things that require long delays between votes and republicans refuse to give consent. things will n
-- important that i think i supported president obama's attempt to meet his initiative in the spirit in which we would like to believe it's been given. there are no guarantees. there are no guarantees. but having said that the planet earth is less of a place with iran in a box that we really do need to try and find a way without giving away the farm the way we did in syria i might add to try and find a accommodation with iran. maybe it won't work. maybe it won't work. the ironny about this and the unusual characteristic is that the rouhani initiative to the u.s. and president obama's response has driven i ran and saudda arabia into the same corner. that is quite an achievement. israel and saudda -- saudi arabia are both very uncomfortable. what some israelis believe and probably more saudis believe is that they are doing this to buy time, they are not sincere, they don't mean it. he will not be able to deliver and they believe that iran will do what i believe assad is doing with the chemical weapons program. and in a sense, if you accept that accusation about syria, it certainly deserves to b
guarantees have been disregarded. president obama, both before and after his signature legislation, now called obamacare, passed, promised all americans that they could keep their health insurance plans if they liked those plans. it was a promise repeated over and over again. for many americans, it was the sole reason why they supported the affordable care act, or so-called affordable care act. but the president's guarantee, announced publicly by him several times, simply was not true. in recent months, millions of americans have received notification that their plans are being canceled because of the obamacare law, and reports indicate now that the white house has known this for over three years. that these cancellations were coming. so when the american people found out that the white house knew the bad news was coming all along, they were, to put it mildly, not happy. now, it's clear even some of those who voted for obamacare and continued to support it are now agreeing with a majority of americans that the president's health care law simply is not workining. one such member has floa
president obama's promise, he did not do it. it is hard work to take the engine out of a car and grind it down and repair it. it is hard work, it is boring work. that not the kind of thing gets you elected. president obama's own campaign people argued a couple weeks ago that this issue of improving government management did not cost them a vote in 2012. that is right. but the fact that obama's people are saying it does not really matter to the electorate does not justify the lack of attention. the president is responsible under the constitution for executing every law faithfully. that means pulling a government that works. a government that works. president obama could have a wonderful achievement if he would pay attention over the next two years to the reform of the federal bureaucratic system. boring, absolutely. important, absolutely. it would be a real legacy if he did. host: paul light >> well, let me just give you all an overview of the briefings we've done and to the degree i know we're going to do. prior to this trip, secretary kerry had two briefings with senate leadership on
is an urgent president obama and myself and we know that we are one of the largest contributors to the problem. there are 20 nations that contribute over 90% of the problem. that is why president obama unveiled the new climate action plan to drive more aggressive to mystic policy on climate change than ever before and the good news is the agenda he has put together is one specifically designed to be done by administrative order so you do not have to wait for congress to act. >> coming up, the conversation with lyrical house reporter cal cheney. and a look at health care price caps. streamline theo way the pentagon does business. the senate foreign relations had the response to the typhoon that hit earlier this month. officials will testify tomorrow morning live it 10:30 a.m. eastern on c-span three. law enforcement and regulatory officials will take questions about digital currencies such as the bitcoin. live coverage at 330 a.m. eastern also on c-span3. >> every weekend since 1998, book tv has brought you the top nonfiction authors including hannah rosen. quick thinking recently women's ident
trigger the quote nuclear option today to win confirmation of three of president obama's judicial nominees. he writes that sources say he could use a tactic known as the nuclear option to change the senate rules with a majority vote. we do expect to hear from the majority leader. he is at his seat. live coverage now here on c-span2. the chaplain, retired admiral barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal lord god, the giver of every good and perfect gift, during this thanksgiving season, we lift grateful hearts to you in prayer. thank you for the splash of raindrops, for the warmth of sunshine, for the melody of the moonlight, and for the stars that hang like scintillating lanterns in the night. lord, we're grateful for strength to meet life's challenges, for the fulfillment of honorable labor, for friendships that dispel loneliness, for the laughter of children, and for the joy of the harvest. we praise you for the privilege to receive your forgiveness and to make operative your redeeming grace in our thoughts, desires and hopes. we also express grat
this hypocrisy is not confined to members of the senate. senator barack obama, former member of this body, on april 1, 2005, i note for the benefit especially our newer members on the democrat side who who were t here at the time and don't know what we went through to try and stop it when it was being proposed by this side of the aisle, then-senator barack obama said who congratulated the senate today on their action. he said -- quote -- "the american people sent us here to be their voice. they understand that those voices can at times become lewd and argumentative, but they also hope we can disagree without being disagreeable." and then senator barack obama on april 1, 2005, went on to say -- "what they don't expect is for one party, be it republican or democrat, to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet." i ask my colleagues, what were we just told to do today? he went on to say -- "the american people want less partisanship in this town, but everyone in this chamber knows that the majo
barack obama, are under regular attack from conservatives about being weak militarily, not strengthening the military of the country. and kennedy wanted to avoid that. but i do not know if anything happened between he and the president during that trip, but kennedy knew just as much as the french new about what was once french indochina in which we wanted the french out. but then to prove how tough we were, we went in there, and as colin powell years later said in another context, we broke it. we broke vietnam. jack kennedy, president kennedy, twice signed off on two plots in vietnam. once in august of 1963 and then again on november 1 of 1963 when we told the general in saigon that we would not interfere if they tried to overthrow, which they did immediately and killed him immediately. and all of this is forgotten in history largely because kennedy was dead weeks later. as the years went on, the war became more unpopular. some journalists would say kennedy intended to get out. maybe he did. but it is a hell of a lot easier to get in then get out of situations like that, as we have learn
gas production on federal lands. but unfortunately the obama administration is actively and purposely keeping these resources off-limits. leasing and permitting delays, regulatory hurdles and ever-changing rules are few of the reasons energy production on federal lands is in decline. president obama has had the four lowest years of federal acres leased for energy production going back to 1988. under his administration, the average time -- the average time, madam chairman, to get a drilling permit on federal lands is 307 days. by contrast, it takes an average of only 10 days in north dakota to get a permit, and another example in colorado, it only takes 27 days. so it's no wonder that state lands are flourishing while federal lands are experiencing a decrease in energy protux. that's unacceptable. -- production. that's unacceptable, and this bill will unlack the shackles that have been placed on our federal lands. h.r. 1965, the federal lands, job and energy security act, is a package of bills that will help us expand, oil, natural gas and renewable energy production on public lands. i
it better. stop carping about this. get over it. it's the law. it's the legacy of barack obama and always will be. let's get over this and stop the mischievous, misfortunate speeches out here every day about how bad it is. talk about the good things in this bill, and help us to make it better. now, mr. president, this afternoon this senate will vote to advance the employment nondiscrimination abilit act, legislation that would protect all americans from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. vote on final passage will occur shortly after the caucus, and that actually will start before the caucus votes -- i mean, before the caucus adjourns. so we'll start voting at 1:45 this afternoon. i do hope and expect a bipartisan vote, a good one, to extend safeguards against workplace harassment and discrimination to every american. the time has come for congress to pass a federal law that ensures all citizens, regardless of where they live, can go to work not afraid of who they are. more than 80% of the american people feel that is already the law. they feel that is already the law.
in three years of the obama administration is to get that to over a half-million acres to more than double that number so we are committed to doing that. [applause] this time last year we heard from you that we need to take steps to lessen the damage of the supreme court's hatch act so i'm pleased to announce my colleagues in indian affairs have issued a final rule to do just that. they issued it yesterday and that will help with greater transparency to make sure that lands will be taken into trust for housing schools and businesses that we want to continue to work with you to ask things like that. next the land buy-back program and the historic cobell. we want to implement that in a smart and flexible way. we have been listening to you. you want predictability and transparency on the timing and implementation efforts and we announce we are expanding the implementimplement ation strategy so more tribes can participate. we know there is time sensitivity to this and we want to work with you to get that fully implemented because we no cobell is really important to write some of the wrongs of
obama and dreamworks animation in glendale, studio of, and that's movie producer jeffrey one of the president's top supporters. after spending three days on the the president is heading back to washington where pardon the thanksgiving turkey and a ceremony in the garden. later on today, today's guest is nahs nasa administrator and he life and space agency. and from simmons college in oston a discussion about women in politics. nd the city councilman talks about differences between men to did n when it comes he deciding to run for office. >> the goal is to operate with a entitlement.nse of to say i'm deserving in that opportunity and i'm prepared and qualified. but it's all those other nag insecurities and doubts that get way.e says that t takes a minimum of seven people to woman to run for office. how you venture to guess many it takes a man? >> himself. is not a joke. was recruited to run foroffice, that is the case most women. was not in some corner politically calculating my asession. was an aid to senator john aid enjoyed being the person behind the person. pri ask w man
at the latest developments in obama care strictly from a policy point of view, whether it's the president's executive order or the upton bill or what mary landrieu is working on -- >> mm-hmm. >> wouldn't allowing people who have these individual plans to keep their plans, wouldn't that mess up the overall concept in obama care because hopefully the people in the individual plans were more healthy and they remove them from the overall population. it messes them up. just the idea of allowing a certain segment to keep its plan. wouldn't that have a negative effect overall on the affordable care act? >> well, while that may be true, i'm sure any change will have an effect. i think the bigger, broader effect is on the individual lives of people who are now getting plans they can no longer afford. by that, i mean you look at premium increases that are going up hundreds of dollars a month -- sometimes $1,000 a month. it's a wide range. some people will get subsidies and support and pay less. but there's this group in the middle who make just enough -- they get no subsidy, and the price of their
the filibuster to keep president obama's appointees from gaining their seats. well, let's look at the history from the congressional research service. so how many supreme court nominees have ever been failed to be seated because of a failed cloture vote? that's a filibuster. the answer's zero in the history of the senate. not just president obama but the history of the senate. someone might point to the abe fortes case when president johnson in the 1960's engineered a 46-47 cloture vote, so in johnson's words abe fortes could hold his head up, but in fact the filibuster has never been used to deny the supreme court justice his or her seat. how many cabinet members of president obama have been denied their seat by a filibuster? zero, madam president. this is the congressional research service. now the majority leader said well what about secretary hagel, the distinguished defense secretary? he had to said 34 days to be confirmed. why shouldn't he wait 34 days to be confirmed ?s every? he was confirmed shortly after his name was reported here. we had a perfectly adequate secretary of defense si
obama is deeply committed to leaving our world more stable, more secure, more free and more prosperous for generations to come. those of you who are students here today are uniquely poised to seize the transformative potential of tomorrow across our rapidly changing world. and nowhere are the challenges and the opportunities we face so great as in the asia-pacific region. two years ago in laying out his vision for america's role in the region, president obama said and i quote, asia will largely define whether the century ahead will be marked by conflict or cooperation. needless suffering or human progress. thus, rebalancing towards the asia-pacific remains a cornerstone of the obama administration's foreign-policy. no matter how many hotspots emerge elsewhere, we will continue to deepen our enduring commitment to this critical region. our friends in asia deserve and will continue to get our highest level attention. secretary of state john kerry has traveled to the region several times and will return again in just a few weeks. secretary of commerce bennie pritzker and u.s. trade repres
even the court has agreed to recovery about a dispute over president obama's health care law, whether businesses can use limitous objection to health care. now a discussion on the middle east foreign policy in the second administration. a number of speakers including former ambassador dennis ross. who is incredibly distinguished public service career, stretching back to the jimmy carter administration. he is the author of multiple books on the middle east. he has had senior policy roles on the middle east in the obama administration, clinical advisor athillary rodham clinton, the capitol institute for near east policy. to his immediate left is robert kaplan who is about to publish his 15th book. one of the most distinguished journalists in the country. his books are on every subject imaginable from the indian ocean to the afghan mujahedin to the book on the south china sea, gold standards in their subject areas. and very shorter, president and ceo of the new america foundation, director of policy planning at the woodrow wilson school. on my left, thomas donnelly runs the defense studi
with the united states. states has to steer between two parameters, which the obama administration is trying to do. on the one hand, not let china dominate the south and east china seas because china's geographic centrality and demographic and economic emerging power would make them too dominant in the region, more dangerous in the region than the u.s. has been over the past few decades. at the same time, it cannot let china dominate, we cannot get into a war or into a real fracas with china because of the philippine -- vietnamese and filipino nationalism. equity,too much trade, global warming, this that and the other, to allow any of this to be threatened by local nationalism. god that werrow have to ride through. looking long-term, we have to accommodate chinese military power to an extent. we will not have the pacific base in an american lake, and american naval lake, the way it was following world war ii. it will be more of a nuanced multi-polar order, but the u.s. needs to be the first among equals. now i will pivot to europe. i think europe is underrated. very much underrated. it as the fisc
president obama's thomas that if you like the health plan you have, you will be able to keep your health plan. millions of americans are finding out that just isn't the case. henry ford said that customers his model t in any color they want so long as it was black. if you like your current plan, you can keep it as long as it is the model he chooses. i offered a proposal to give people the honest choice to keep in thelans but everyone majority party voted against it. it still has the promise on their that if you like your health plan, you can keep it. wyomingites got word that they could not keep the insurance that they've got even if they like it. i am working with the bill under ron johnson that would allow americans to keep their health care if they like it. notices are a up to the american public. it is hurting the economy and making health insurance less affordable. the one-size-fits-all approach is hurting our country and we need more people in congress that understand this. my hope is that even my democrat colleagues are seeing the light. my question to you is this. what is the adm
, the employment records shows offering accounts -- president obama will likely address the jobs numbers this in newon during a speech orleans. the remarks coming a day after the release of gdp numbers showing the economy grew 2.8% last quarter. you can see the president live p.m.span coming up at 1:10 also, we will hear from the stimson center. live starting at 3:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. think of where you are on the political spectrum, we feel very fortunate and grateful that we live in the united eighth of america. it is a very unique place. if america was considered to be a product -- and we do sell our products overseas -- what is our brand? our brand is the constitution, the rule of law, and our values system. under that system, there is the notion of equal under the eyes of the law. valuethat brand and system is the ada and trying to elevate the rights of americans with disabilities. treaty, a law, the emotional and political arguments that are in favor of the treaty -- no one can disagree with these arguments. the question is, will the treaty actually have the legal effect th
very much. [applause] >> president obama spoke as a veteran's day certificate main today. he mentioned the ter rays tacks and tend of the war in affering. here is a look. -- afghanistan. here is a look >> on tour after tour after tour in iraq and afghanistan. this generation, the 9/11 generation has met every mission we have asked of them. and today we can say because of their heroic service the corp of al qaeda is on the path to defeat, our nation is more secure and our homeland is safer. there are men and women like the soldier and soon to be veteran i met a few months ago who deployed to iraq twice. he survived not one but two -- excuse me three separate ied explosion. when she was well enough she deployed again this time to afghanistan where she was often the only woman in our forward operating bases. she proudly wears the combat action badge. she is committed to helping others recover from the wounds of war. helping the troops she says is what i'm all about. my fellow americans that is what we should be all about. our work is more urgent than ever because this chapter of war is co
four and a half years, they have done everything they can to deny the fact that obama was elected and then reelected. as you know, during the last congress, republican leader mcconnell said his number one goal was to defeat obama. goal was to defeat obama. it didn't work. obama is president. he has been reelected. things change. i have said publicly, i don't know if there was a figure advocate on the floor for what just passed, but i will tell you something else -- i didn't always feel that way. i have a right to change the wa3 i feel about things. >> we much prefer the risk of up-and-down votes and majority rule than the risk of continued total obstruction. that is the bottom line, no matter who is in power. >> [indiscernible] >> here is what they should do. here is my suggestion. we have 30 hours. we wasted days and weeks and months. they should just yield that back. my caucus would agree, we will vote on it when we get back. let's vote cloture on the defense bill.3 that would allow senator levin and in half to do -- go to conference with the house. their bill is not perfect. a
to president obama dennis ross took part in a panel discussion on the foreign policy challenges facing the president. among the topics of the recent agreement with iran on its nuclear program and efforts to begin peace negotiations in serious. hosted by the new america foundation, about one hour and 40 minutes. >> i run the national security program here. this is part of a series that we have done over the past couple of years with our partners, the center for the new america security and the american enterprise institute. it's the seventh in a series of programs we have been focusing on national security. we have an all-star team to talk about the coming challenges and opportunities for the obama administration in the next three years. they are ambassador dennis ross on your far left who is incredibly distinguished public service career focus back to the jimmy carter administration and he is the author of multiple books on the middle east. he said a senior policy roles on the middle east and the obama administration he was a the special advisor to hillary clinton. he is a counselor fo
day and thanks for joining us. next, president obama pardons to turkeys at the white house. then part of the national menorah lighting ceremony celebrating hanukkah which began last night. from novemberage 25, 1963 of the state funeral for president john f. kennedy. the c-spanternoon, series on first ladies continues with a look at the life of jacqueline kennedy. pardoned twoama national thanksgiving turkey's yesterday at the white house. there is a look. >> ah - good afternoon everybody and happy thanksgiving. ,he office of the presidency the most powerful position in the world, brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities. this is not one of them. [laughter] the white house turkey pardon is a great tradition and i know malia loves it as does sasha. generally speaking, thanksgiving is a bad day to be a turkey. especially in a house with two dogs. i salute our two guests of honor, carmel and popcorn for their bravery. they came all the way from outside badger, minnesota to be with us. they, like my chief of staff, are vikings fans. i'm not sure they know that -- see? i'm
. instead the republicans have blocked these nominees solely to deny president obama his constitutional right to appoint judges. in years past when republican colleagues agreed to block judicial nominees only in, quote, extraordinary circumstances, close quote. these are their words, not mine. in 2005 the senior senator from south carolina, senator lindsey graham, defined extraordinary circumstances for the benefit of this body. he being a highly qualified trial lawyer, i think he's qualified to respond and set this definition that we all agreed with. here's what he said -- quote -- "ideological attacks or not and extraordinary circumstance, to me would have to be a character problem, ethics problem, some allegation about the qualification of the person, not an ideological bent." no senator, i repeat, no senator's questioned the character, ethics or qualification of the three women, have already been rejected for the d.c. circuit. no one has questioned the character or qualifications of judge wilkins, so i'm frustrated that republicans will once again filibuster such a highly qualified
>> for a copy of the program -- >> president obama pushes for congress to deal with legislation. then the british foreign secretary. nixon, the wife of richard nixon. that is that it 9:00 eastern. the 1960's were different. [applause] and there were a lot of things happening involving race, the breakdown, the structure in society. i was suddenly out of seminary and in new blood. there were no rules. eggs were falling apart. and without structure. it is very difficult to navigate. to beextremely fortunate at holy cross. i was extremely fortunate to still have had a residual him -- uum of the way i had raised, and the structure the seminary had given me. i was fortunate because i had been in predominately white schools. i was the only black in my high school in savanna. the transition to a school with very few blacks in a very circumstances,f academically and otherwise, i had a jumpstart. i was ahead of the game. i had something. it allowed the two continued to do well, even though it was very difficult. fromanksgiving, here clarence thomas at 9:00 p.m. followed by elena kagan at
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